VIrtual Meets Physical: VCARA in Print


Published: July 13, 2016

SJSU’s King Library has other “virtual worlds” titles, electronic and in print, available to SJSU students and staff.

Book Cover - Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments: Archives, Museums, and LibrariesVCARA is always looking for opportunities for students to write and publish.

The latest in this effort is the book Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments: Archives, Museums, and Libraries, now available for pre-order from

The book is co-edited by Dr. Patricia C. Franks (VCARA Administrator and SJSU iSchool MARA Coordinator),  Lori. C. Bell (SJSU iSchool and University of Hawaii LIS adjunct lecturer), and Rhonda B. Trueman (acquisitions and access services librarian at Northwest Florida State College).

SJSU iSchool contributors include Dr. Sandy Hirsh (iSchool Director) as well as a host of iSchool students and alumni: Jen Crummey, Mark Driskill, Heidi Jakal, Chris Nelson, and Marie Vans.

Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments advises and educates “school librarians, teachers, and faculty” on virtual worlds, simulations, collections, and exhibits.

Pre-order your copy today!

Can’t wait?

Check out Virtual Worlds for Online Learning: Cases and Applications, “Chapter 3. SLIS Island 360–Is there Value in Virtual Worlds?” by Dr. Patricia C. Franks and Brand Hall Gex.

The King Library catalog also carries over 100 virtual worlds-related publications–many available online and free of charge to SJSU students and faculty! Search for “virtual worlds”, and you’ll find exciting titles like Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries: Librarians and Educators in Second Life and Other Multi-User Virtual Envrionments (2008) edited by Lori C. Bell and Rhonda B. Trueman.


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